21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
or you may hear your servant cursing you—
22 for you know in your heart
that many times you yourself have cursed others. Ecclesiastes 7:21-22
I’m continuously amazed at the amount of drama and anger that comes from things we should never be giving our attention. I love that the author here tells us that it is simply okay (even wise) to not listen to every word people say. How many disagreements and frustrations could be avoided by simply not listening? How much more freedom do we have when we aren’t trying to overhear everything that might be remotely connected to us?
In the day and age of tweets trending worldwide and facebook this becomes an even greater challenge.
Curse less…keep reading.